In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. The beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. Koufax quit, only to return the next season firing one rocket after another over the plate. Famously, he refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it was on a Jewish high holy day.
People are still “scratchin’ their heads over Sandy,” who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day.